Howard E. Brechner

Howard E. Brechner

Parsippany, New Jersey
As co-chair of the Litigation Department, Howard handles cases in a wide variety of business sectors and across numerous practice areas. He has successfully defended public and private entities and individuals in general liability claims, and regularly handles matters involving premises liability, product liability, insurance coverage, employment, discrimination, civil rights and high exposure auto and trucking claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • State Certified Mediator, New Jersey

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1981


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1978


  • Lecturer, New Jersey League of Municipalities
  • Lecturer, New Jersey Institute of Municipal Officials

Honors and Awards

  • The Valerie Fund’s Distinguished Service Award, 2002 - Present
  • Nunc Pro Tunc recipient of “Howard E. Brechner, Esq. Leadership Award”, 1993 - 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • Essex County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey Defense Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former Chairman of the Board of The Valerie Fund

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